Ingredients used in this recipe are easily available, and with simple ingredients, you can create sweet magic. This dish will fantasize about the people who have a sweet tooth. It is prepared with the help of grated lauki and milk, which take care of your health and taste both. It is a delicious Indian Dessert. It can be consumed in fast. With a lot of dry fruits, this dish will be famous among kids, adults, and grown-ups. Green cardamom and ghee will add a fantastic aroma that attracts various being towards them.
To handle lauki, first, wash it properly and then grate it with the help of greater and squeeze it thoroughly to make it water-free. To make it green, you can add a green color to the dish. In the process of making this halwa, you have to stir continuously so that the material won’t stick to the heavy bottom pan. And make sure that the bubble has to evaporate, and there is no moisture. For serving this dish, you can serve it hot or serve chilled. Total time of 1 hour will be needed to complete the process.
It has total calories of 325 cal carbohydrate 38.9g, protein 8.4g, Fat 16.9g, saturated fat 8.7gm, cholesterol 40mg sodium 96gm potassium 374mg fiber 1.4g, and sugar 35.1gm.
Variation of this recipe can be made with milk and condensed milk. When you use condensed milk, then sugar can be avoided. This recipe is simple, and any amateur can cook this delicacy. Roasting nuts in ghee and add it afterward to get the perfect crunch. Halwa will melt in the mouth entirely and sauté lauki for 5 to 8 minutes. Khoya can also be added to get the creamy texture. Seeds of the lauki should be discarded. If you want to reduce the cooking time, you can use condensed milk instead of sugar. Additionally, you have to keep stirring continuously and keep the flame to low to medium flame; hence there are chances to burn from the bottom. With the goodness of ghee, it will taste great.
This cuisine belongs to India, and its method is influenced by the changing tradition and diversity of the culture. This requires moderate skill to cook this recipe. You can add freshly grated coconut to seasoned. You can store it in an airtight container for 15 days; for serving it, you can reheat the halwa in microwave and kadhai. Lauki is also known as bottle gourd, which has nutritional values. Ricotta cheese can also be used in the place of khoya. If you want to have nut-free halwa, you can avoid roasted nuts. Lauki is readily available in Asian markets and the Indian grocery store. Choose bruise-free lauki and soft so it will be tender from inside to get mouth melting experience. You can replace ghee with vegan butter.
2 tbsp Ghee
4 cups grated lauki
1 cup low-fat milk
½ cup of sugar
½ cup dry milk powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp sliced almonds
- Use heavy bottomed vessel pressure kadhai and heat ghee. Add grated lauki and sauté for 5 minutes.
- Add ½ cup of milk and cover it for 3 minutes, then remove the cover and stir continuously for 7 to 8 minutes. Then add another ½ cup of milk and milk powder.
- Add sugar and cook it for 5 minutes by stirring continuously.
- Stir in vanilla essence and mix well adjust the consistency.
- Garnish it with sliced almonds
- Serve Hot